Day 14 – Monday – Oct 8 – Transit the Panama Canal October 9th 2012 This was the Signature Event of our cruise – going through the Panama Canal!
This was quite an amazing day. I guess ships go through here all the time (40 were scheduled today) but this was our first trip through the canal and it was really special.
The Canal Pilot arrived on the ship at 5:45 and David was up, dressed, and out the door by 6:00. It was a little cloudy on the horiz ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Panama » Panamá » Panama Canal With US backing, Panama seceded from Colombia in 1903 and promptly signed a treaty with the US allowing for the construction of a canal and US sovereignty over a strip of land on either side of the structure (the Panama Canal Zone). The Panama Canal ... ... read more